The reason I go to any party is usually for the food, but the reason I go to Super Bowl parties in particular is for the amazing spread of buffalo chicken dip recipes. Uh, can you blame me? Put a bowl of spicy, creamy, buffalo chicken queso in front of me with a huge bag of chips, and then check back in three or four hours later when the game is over. I'll just be over here in the corner munching.
Honestly, it's a small wonder that people manage to pay attention to the game at all during the Super Bowl, considering the real excitement is happening at the buffet table. From hearty Super Bowl chili recipes to ridiculously easy finger foods and pretty much anything covered in bacon, I would argue that football fare is way more enticing than anything you'll find at other food-centric events and holidays. Take Thanksgiving, for instance. Why would you spend all day basting a turkey no one really cares about anyway when you could have mac and cheese-stuffed jalapeno poppers, you know?
At any rate, the time has arrived for us to eat like game day champs, and these buffalo chicken dip recipes will show us the way.
1. Buffalo Chicken Dip
Let's start with a classic, shall we? Natasha's Kitchen uses cream cheese, ranch dressing, and hot sauce to give her chicken dip its velvety texture. Oh, and there's cheese. Lots and lots of cheese.
2. Super Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip
It's a well documented fact that cheese makes everything better. Averie Cooks adds both cheddar and Monterey Jack to her wonder dip. Serve with chips, or just eat with a spoon. Totally your call.
3. Buffalo Chicken Fries
Feeling especially wild and creative? Follow How Sweet It Is' lead, and pair that dip with fries. Sharing is encouraged, but obviously I can't tell you what to do.
4. Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip
Foodie Crush makes her ultra spicy dip in a slow cooker because she is a goddess who knows what's up. Get out your Crock-Pot, throw together a few ingredients, and watch it simmer into something amazing.
5. Buffalo Wing Dip
A touch of blue cheese gives this yummy dip an extra zing. Closet Cooking shows you how.
6. Mexican Buffalo Chicken Dip
Hidden underneath all that cheese is a sneaky layer of black bean refried beans. Yup, heaven. Damn Delicious has the recipe.
7. Spicy Buffalo Dip
Warning: this dip by A Pretty Life In The Suburbs is hot. Then again, that's just how you like it.
8. BBQ Buffalo Dip
Combine your two favorite things — barbecue sauce, and cheese — into one incredible game day snack. Better stock up on chips, because they're gonna go fast. How Sweet It Is has the how-to.
9. Southwest Hot Chicken Dip
Corn, black beans, and jalapenos give this dip by Natasha's Kitchen a definitively southwest feel. Plus, it only takes 20 minutes to make, start to finish.
For more ideas, check out Bustle on YouTube.